32 lakh administered both Covid vaccines

Tribune News Service

Shimla, October 23

Himachal Pradesh has administered both doses of Covid vaccine to 32 lakh (57.9 per cent) people.

There are 55.23 lakh persons who are to be covered under the vaccination programme. Himachal is the first state to have fully covered its entire eligible population with the first vaccine. Himachal has set a deadline of November-end for covering its entire eligible population with both vaccines.

Kinnaur leads the drive by giving both doses of vaccine to its population. Lahaul Spiti is a close second after having vaccinated 82.8 per cent population. Solan district stands at the third position having vaccinated 76.5 per cent persons.

As far as other districts are concerned, Bilaspur has given both doses to 67 per cent population, Chamba 45.2 per cent, Hamirpur 52.5 per cent, Kullu 56.2 per cent, Mandi 53.8 per cent, Shimla 62.7 per cent, Sirmaur 48 per cent and Una 64.3 per cent people.

The positivity rate is still relatively high. On an average, about 150 to 200 Covid cases are being registered daily, besides two to four deaths, which remains a cause for concern.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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